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Utah Bill pretends to shield home schooling

The story makes the proposed bill sound good in light of other proposals. However, the requirement that homeschool students spend the same amount of time as public schoollers is misunderstading the nature of homeschooling. Perhaps this reveals the prison mentality of the public schools.

Utah lawmakers want to leave home schooling as unregulated as possible.

Legislators have approved a bill that blocks school boards from requiring that home-schooling parents meet minimum credential requirements and keep records of what they teach and of student attendance.

Also under the legislation, school boards could not require standardized testing of home-schooled students.

Instead, Senate Bill 59 simply requires parents to sign an affidavit pledging that their children will go to school the same length of time as public school students. Read more…

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